Tag: Hate-crime

Oak Park, Illinois

Illinois Professor Suspended, Charged with Hate Crime After Allegedly Spitting on Black Woman and Using Racial Slur

An Illinois professor has been suspended from his job and charged with a hate crime after he allegedly spat on and racially attacked a Black female driver in a suburban Chicago grocery store parking lot earlier this month. Antonio Planas of NBC News has reported that Alberto Friedmann, a professor…

Mother Emanuel AME Church

Appeals Court Upholds Death Sentence for Dylann Roof, Domestic Terrorist Who Viciously Killed 9 Black Churchgoers in 2015

In 2015, a then 21-year-old Dylann Roof opened fire during Bible study lessons in a Charleston, South Carolina church, senselessly murdering nine Black churchgoers. The victims included three reverends (one of whom was a former state Senator), a librarian and two senior citizens, including one woman who had worked within…